Locally-Operated State Parks Program


Locally-Operated State Parks Program (LOSPP) competitive grants will fund renovation of aging infrastructure in urgent need of repair within a locally-operated unit of the California State Park system. 

This program is funded by Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) and is found in Public Resources Code §80073(a).


Eligible Applicants

The applicant must be a:

  • Local public agency such as a city, county, or local district


  • Currently operating a unit of the State Park system. 


Eligible Projects

Renovation of existing recreation features and major support amenities in need of repair.

  • The project must repair existing infrastructure only.  
  • New structures/facilities are ineligible.


Total Amount Available for Competitive Grants



Application Guide 

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Use this guide to plan the Locally Operated State Park Program application.  A recording of the Application Workshop webinar is below.  The Competitive Review Team is committed to give technical assistance.  Staff Contact information is below.

Application Workshop Webinar Recording

Application Due Date: August 31, 2021

Submit applications via email to OGALS@parks.ca.gov by or before 5:00 pm on August 31, 2021.



Administration Guide:

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Administration Guide (September 2020) 

The Administration Guide will be used for grant projects that are selected for funding when grant awards are announced.  It includes a sample grant agreement, the payment process, and accounting/record keeping requirements.



Technical Assistance Documents 


Technical Assistance Contacts

For technical assistance, applicants are encouraged to send questions to the “Competitive Grant Application/Pre-Award” Project Officer based on the county where the project is located:  List of Competitive Application Project Officers by County

These Project Officers may also help direct applicants to contacts in the State Park system to assist with questions concerning projects on State Park property.


August 31, 2021: Application due date

Winter 2021/2022: Grant Announcements